This comprehension page correlates with the text Penguin Chick as found in the Scott Foresman Reading Street 2013 curriculum. After reading this text with your students, they can complete this close reading page. You can use this product to assess students’ reading comprehension and ability to reread texts “like a detective” to find evidence to support their ideas. This product can be used to practice and assess the following Common Core standards:
3.RI.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.RI.2- Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
3.RI.3- Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
3.RI.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
3.RI.8- Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
3.RI.10- By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 23 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
3.L.1i Conventions of Standard English: Produce simple, compound and complex sentences.
3.L.2a Conventions of Standard English: Capitalize appropriate words.
3.L.2c Conventions of Standard English: Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.